About Robert Martin2018-08-31T13:19:50+00:00

ABOUT ROBERT MARTIN

Byline BIO: Children’s advocate and author Robert Martin writes books with his granddaughter Keira Ely, including the bestsellers “The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels,” and “SuperClara — a Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage.” “SuperClara” was inspired by his other granddaughter (and Keira’s younger sister) Clara, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer on Oct. 8, 2017. Robert founded the nonprofit Bridge to a Cure Foundation to tear down the deadly barriers impeding the timely development of pediatric cancer treatments and cures. To learn more, please visit www.RobertMartinAuthor.com.

Broadcast BIO: Robert Martin is taking grandparenting to a new level. He has co-authored two bestselling books with his granddaughter Keira, including one called “SuperClara – a Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage.” They wrote it for his younger granddaughter (and Keira’s younger sister) Clara, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer on Oct. 8, 2017. Robert continues to fight childhood cancer through his Bridge to a Cure Foundation. Learn more at www.RobertMartinAuthor.com. Robert, why did you create Bridge to a Cure and what is its mission?

Full BIO: Robert Martin is an advocate for at-risk kids and children’s author. He has a lot of stories to tell, many of them based on events experienced in the over 80 countries he has visited and the 16 years he lived with his wife and two daughters in West Africa, Latin America and Asia. His first book, “The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels,” (from his series “The Keira & Papa Detective Agency”) takes place in London and was coauthored with his granddaughter Keira Ely. The two also co-wrote “SuperClara – a Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage.” The book was inspired by his other granddaughter (and Keira’s younger sister) Clara, who lost her courageous battle with brain cancer on Oct. 8, 2017. Both books reached #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. Robert has been an activist for children at risk both in the United States and internationally. His writing is a continuation of his effort to make a difference in the lives of the young, including the kids next door. He believes grandparents can help, serving the role of an emotional rock, a wise friend and a playful elder.

Robert lives in Fort Myers, Fla., with his wife of 48 years, Pamela. He served on the board of directors at the Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, a group dealing with at-risk kids that is considered the most successful of its kind in the world. He holds an MBA from NYU and a BA from LIU at Southampton. His other interests include golf, foreign affairs, higher education, skiing, long-distance running (two marathons) and the warmth of family and friends.

Robert is also an advocate for children battling a serious disease for which a cure is not foreseen in the near future. The mission of Bridge to a Cure is “to tear down the deadly barriers impeding the timely development of pediatric cancer treatments and cures.” Drawing upon his experience turning around companies and divisions, Martin is working to bring a results-driven approach to the battle against cancer by focusing on dismantling the barriers thwarting the search for effective treatments and cures. To learn more about Robert, his books (published by DreamChaser Publishing LLC) and Bridge to a Cure, please visit www.RobertMartinAuthor.com.


ABOUT KEIRA MARTIN ELY

Full BIO:Keira is Robert Martin’s granddaughter and co-author of “The Keira & Papa Detective Agency” series and “SuperClara – a Young Girl’s Story of Cancer, Bravery and Courage.” She lives in New York City with her mom, dad, sister and Maggie, her Golden-doodle. She has been writing short stories for her parents since she was six years old. Keira plays the classical guitar, and loves sports. Although young herself, she cares deeply about the happiness and welfare of other children. Her sensitivity and keen insight provide her with the ability to relate to a wide array of the concerns children face. This, along with her creative imagination, bring to life each scene and each feeling in her writing.